WikiLeaks lists locations key to U.S. security
December 6th, 2010
11:11 AM ET

WikiLeaks lists locations key to U.S. security

WikiLeaks has published a secret U.S. diplomatic cable listing locations abroad that the U.S. considers vital to its national security, prompting criticism that the website is inviting terrorist attacks on American interests.

The list is part of a lengthy cable the State Department sent in February 2009 to its posts around the world. The cable asked American diplomats to identify key resources, facilities and installations outside the United States "whose loss could critically impact the public health, economic security, and/or national and homeland security of the United States."

The diplomats identified dozens of places on every continent, including mines, manufacturing complexes, ports and research establishments. CNN is not publishing specific details from the list, which refers to pipelines and undersea telecommunications cables as well as the location of minerals or chemicals critical to U.S. industry.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    Damn, why is my house included in this list??

    December 6, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • The Red Shuttle ... http://x.co/Ka0w

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      USA and China have waited too much to solve the problem and THIS is the consequence! ... http://x.co/Ko3b
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      December 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HernandezUSA

    Where are cables from Mexico and illegal immigration?

    Or is this $0B protecting them as it appears his agenda is to ruin the United States.

    December 6, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Luke

      Such a lame post

      December 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel

    Anything to scare the American public into condemning WikiLeaks. This is getting ludicrous.

    December 6, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mmmmm

    Why are you people twittering your thumbs? Screw wikileaks threats! Do like the French do not negoitiate with terrorist! Bring him in and take him down, destroy the site! Let the chips fall where they may, the info has been already been breached and compromised and deseminated...so what are you waiting for! Bring this fool, ass-ange in, now! Putcha man on and kick a(zz)...basic, elemental people!

    December 6, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. TexVet

    It's time somebody took this sorry b@stard out!

    December 6, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Okay

      ...please remain still as I adjust for windage and elevation...........

      December 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mickey

    What a sorry, self-important piece of garbage this Assange is.

    December 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Thomas

    Taking him out won't make a bit of difference. Too late. .

    December 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      No it won't make a bit of difference...but he will never enjoy life or profit for disturbing world peace by feeding critical info to rogue nations...he sold his soul...let the rest of his days be spent in a 3rd world cave like OBL...his own mother knows his actions brought him gonna status...

      December 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Richard in Texas

    Don't you just hate the freedom of the press. I say let's the government censor all media outlets.

    December 6, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      He's another English Benedict Arnold!

      December 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Betraying american republic and the whole world!

      December 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      History repeating itself!

      December 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ginger ale

    Assange is a modern day hitler, and manning his handpiece. Put 'em both away for good before their degenerate minds can mnufacture more destruction.

    December 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mmmmm

    Zombieland rule#999: keep your business offline especially the military sensitive

    December 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Aliens!!

    Anything about Area 51 in there? THAT place needs to be exposed.

    December 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nohomatt

    When they find Assange, I hope he has his life insurance paid up.

    December 6, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nat

    he should be arrested for espionage....

    December 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Here's more of that right-wing lynch-mob mentality. How dumbed down can these people get???

      December 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nat

    We should all boy cott the Ny times!!

    December 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nat

    Aliens only exist as a form of fear in the minds of the prideful who don't want to admit their is a God!

    December 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
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